Maritimes Adventure (CT) - 2016

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13 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

Maritimes Adventure
The patriotic streets of Boston
The patriotic streets of Boston
Bay of Fundy
Prince Edward Island National Park
The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia
Visit Peggys Cove
A beautiful bay in Nova Scotia
The city lights of Boston
The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States
Fundy National Park located on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick

Vacation Overview

On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, and Camden.

Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world's most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world's most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet.

Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world's highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet.

Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, in Digby, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum in Jeddore Oyster Pond.

All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!

Special Event – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
This week-long annual event in Halifax features a fast-paced show and a true taste of Nova Scotia. Experience bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie, and military traditions. The tattoo also is a showcase for innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines, and more. Tickets to the tattoo and a behind-the-scenes tour are included during one night of your stay in Halifax. Available on the July 2, 2016 departure

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  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the Maritime Provinces and Maine on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 10-24 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • Available on the July 2 departure. Be a part of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. Featuring over 2,000 worldclass Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Tattoo is one of the world’s premier cultural and entertainment events. This fast-paced show features music, dance, acrobatics, drama, and comedy. TICKETS to the Tattoo are included during one night of your stay in Halifax.

DAY 1Arrive in Boston

Welcome to “Bean Town”! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.


DAY 2Boston–Portland–Bar Harbor

From Massachusetts, head north via New Hampshire’s shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland, one of New England’s most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port Exchange, lined with many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. Spend the night in Bar Harbor, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Your dinner this evening is a typical Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER BAKE featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Seasons changing in the Acadia National Park See the beautiful colors of the fall leaves while in Vermont 

DAY 3Bar Harbor–Acadia National Park–St. Andrews By-the-Sea

Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the rock-bound coast as picturesque as in National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. Take the scenic park road and enjoy the spectacular panorama from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. After time at leisure in Bar Harbor, travel across the border to lovely St. Andrews By-the-Sea. Tonight, stay at the Algonquin Hotel, which overlooks historic Passamaquoddy Bay. This evening, choose from the many fine specialty restaurants this quaint seaside community has to offer. (Breakfast)

The beautiful shores at Acadia National Park 

DAY 4St. Andrews By-the-Sea–Saint John–Digby

This morning, follow the coast to Saint John and board a catamaran FERRY to Digby, a popular summer resort. Your hotel tonight is the Digby Pines Resort, a world of casual elegance in the tradition of the grand hotels. Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the views, recreation, and internationally renowned cuisine in this Norman-style chateau. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a private Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DEMONSTRATION by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop and introduce you to Nova Scotian music. Later, dinner is included at the resort. (Breakfast, Dinner)


DAY 5Digby–Lunenburg–Peggy's Cove–Halifax

Today, travel toward Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast and follow the winding shoreline to Lunenburg, one of the continent’s major fishing ports. Here, visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM before heading to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse perched on a massive granite ledge (one of the most photographed places in the world). End in Halifax, the provincial capital and your home for the next two nights. (Breakfast)

Enjoy the beautiful sunset from the shores of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Enjoy the beautiful harbours of Nova Scotia A beautiful bay in Nova Scotia The beautiful shores of Halifax 

DAY 6Halifax

Your city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide this morning includes a visit to CITADEL HILL with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort; the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens; and the harbor area, which evokes the port’s former strategic importance. You’ll also see the Fairview Cemetery, final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic. (Breakfast)


DAY 7Halifax–Jeddore Oyster Pond–Sherbrooke Village–Baddeck

Take the scenic Marine Drive north along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages, stopping en route in Jeddore Oyster Pond at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM, a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Visit SHERBROOKE VILLAGE, whose renovated buildings recall the boom years of the 1860s. Via Canso Causeway, cross over to Cape Breton Island, one of the first footholds of European settlement in the New World. Continue to Baddeck. (Breakfast, Dinner)


DAY 8Baddeck. Cabot Trail

Morning visit to the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM. Study exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor, who spent the last years of his life on Cape Breton. Then, drive along the CABOT TRAIL, the area explored by John Cabot in the late-15th century, while savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At the Acadian village of Cheticamp, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DEMONSTRATION on how the famous hand-hooked rugs are made, along with a traditional Acadian lunch. Finally, see CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK at the northern tip of the island, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Return to Baddeck. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Autumn colors along the Cabot Trail Highway The Cabot Trail was first explored by John Cabot just five years after Columbus landed in the New World Travel along the Cabot Trail, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world 

DAY 9Baddeck–Caribou–Charlottetown

Head back to the peninsula and continue north to Caribou, where a FERRY whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. For the next two nights, you are in Charlottetown, the provincial capital. Get acquainted with this colonial town on a stroll through colorful Great George Street and along the restored waterfront. This evening, enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island 

DAY 10Charlottetown

Morning at leisure. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of the island that includes PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. Also visit GREEN GABLES farmhouse, the setting for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables. (Breakfast)

Prince Edward Island National Park 

DAY 11Charlottetown–Saint John

Travel across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the HOPEWELL ROCKS, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic tides that rise more than 50 feet, before driving through FUNDY NATIONAL PARK. Upon arrival in Saint John, enjoy a city orientation tour including the Reversing Falls. (Breakfast)

Fundy National Park located on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia Bay of Fundy Hopewell Rocks in Nova Scotia at high tide 

DAY 12Saint John–Camden

Journey along sheltered coves and quiet fishing villages along the Maine coastline on the way to Camden. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner featuring lobster and other local specialties. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (Breakfast, Dinner)


DAY 13Camden–Boston

Depart this morning for Boston, pausing en route for a break in one of Maine’s coastal cities. Arrive in the afternoon, with a stop at the airport for guests with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3:30 pm. Then, the motorcoach continues to the downtown Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends. (Breakfast)

The city lights of Boston The patriotic streets of Boston The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States 


Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 5 three-course dinners including a special lobster bake in Bar Harbor and a farewell dinner in Camden

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Years of Experience: 30 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced... observing them from afar is not enough.

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Perfect Hotels
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Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Maritimes Adventure:

  • Old Town Lunenburg